Wheel Throwing All Levels

NOON CLASSES 12:00 - 2:30 PM
8 Tuesdays, April 18 – June 6, 2023 with Erika Novak
8 Wednesdays, April 19 – June 7, 2023 with Drew Darley

8 Mondays, April 17 - June 12, 2023 (no class May 29 for Memorial Day) with Drew Darley
8 Thursdays, April 20 – June 8, 2023 with Drew Darley

Location: Studio 2A
Minimum Age: 16
Materials fee for 25 lbs of stoneware clay payable to the instructor or with registration: $28
Tuition: $345 includes glazes and firing, Members save 10%
Cancellation Policy


Class Description

LIMITED TO 6 STUDENTS! Learn a variety of wheel throwing techniques to make both functional and decorative pieces. Beginner students will learn the fundamentals of throwing and working with clay on the wheel. More experienced students will be challenged with learning to throw more complex forms and vessels. Decorating, altering, and finishing techniques will also be taught.
Tuition includes the use of the ceramic studio during an active session. Reserve Time Slot in Ceramic Studio

Download materials list here
Ceramics starter kit (they can be found at a Michael’s or any art and craft store or online)
• Medium size bucket
• Large sponge for clean-up
• Two large towels
• Appropriate attire, prepare to get dirty

About the Instructors

Drew Darley is a full-time potter who focuses almost exclusively on wheel-thrown vessels putting a strong emphasis on a clean refined form. Drew enjoys glaze chemistry and the science behind mixing and formulating his own glazes. His current focus is on crystalline glazes. While in college Drew studied ceramics and mathematics. He found connections between the two disciplines regarding glaze calculation and form, which allows him to constantly push the materials to the limit. Visit Drew's website.

Erika Novak is a ceramic artist who focuses on wheel-thrown collections of pottery both functional and decorative. Her work includes a series of cups and mugs and vases, bottles, and hanging objects like lamps and planters. Erika pulls inspiration from patterns and textures found in Art deco architecture, early 20th-century design, as well as patterns found in American Southwestern textiles. After studying ceramics and art in college Erika now works as a full-time potter creating and selling her work at nationally ranked art fairs and showcases. Visit Erika's website.